Don’t Mess with American Heroes
Recently Donald Trump tried to insult the Muslim parents of an American hero, Capt. Humayun Khan. Trump said, in response to Khan’s father’s comments at the Democratic National Convention, “If you look at his wife, she was standing there,” he said, “She had nothing to say… Maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”
As worldwide condemnation and outrage over his comments grew, Trump tried to backpedal, saying, “I was viciously attacked by Mr. Khan at the Democratic Convention. Am I not allowed to respond?”
Imagine if the family had been Latino. Would Trump have said, “Can the wife even speak English?”
Whether you are voting Republican or Democrat in the upcoming election, one thing is clear: Potential United States Presidents need to honor ALL American heroes, not just those who are white and Christian.
Trump sincerely may not know why his comments are so offensive to Americans with family members who have served and/or died for the United States. But his comments and reactions point to several troubling issues:
- He makes racist statements with no idea why they are offensive to the majority of people.
- He refuses to take responsibility for his comments.
- He can’t refrain from defending his racist comments by insulting the other party, even if it’s the Gold Star family of an American hero.
We look to our American leaders for pride, dignity, integrity and love of this country. Donald Trump seems to have none of these qualities.
I am proud that my relatives have served this country in World War I, the Korean War and the Viet Nam war. We as American hope that our other leaders, of both parties, can finally come together and replace him with a Republican candidate that is experienced and prepared for the challenge of running the United States.
Donald Trump Must Go.